Kevin McNamaraThe Providence Journal (Providence, RI)
About: Kevin McNamara has been a Sports Writer at The Providence Journal since 1988. Kevin has covered college basketball for the paper for more than 20 years and followed the Big East, the Atlantic 10 and the Ivy League over that time. He has also covered the Red Sox in the World Series, the Celtics in the NBA Finals a bit of everything in between in his career. Kevin is a native of Coventry.


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Nov 9, 2020Pre-Season Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Gonzaga (28)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 28 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Scott Wolf
1541
Points
2Baylor (24)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 24 Voters
Lowest: 6 - John Feinstein
1540
Points
3Villanova (11)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1501
Points

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This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
4Tennessee
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
919
Points
5Illinois
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Dave Borges
Lowest: 22 - John Feinstein
1105
Points
6Virginia (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - John Feinstein
Lowest: 9 - Jesse Newell
1364
Points
7Iowa
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1273
Points
8Duke
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jon Wilner
1073
Points
9Creighton
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Donna Ditota
Lowest: 20 - Doug Doughty
922
Points
10Kansas
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1221
Points
11Wisconsin
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
1150
Points
12Kentucky
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 3 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 18 - Donna Ditota
1038
Points
13Michigan State
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
820
Points
14West Virginia
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
651
Points

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This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
15UCLA
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
336
Points
16Texas Tech
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - Dave Preston
790
Points
17Oregon
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Donald Hunt
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
375
Points
18Florida State
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
351
Points
19Houston
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Sam Blum
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
438
Points
20North Carolina
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - John Werner
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
465
Points
21Texas
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Nick Suss
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
380
Points
22Arizona State
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 7 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
402
Points
23LSU
0-0Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
146
Points
24Michigan
0-0Actual: 25
Highest: 13 - Dave Preston
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
160
Points
25Memphis
0-0Actual: 27
Highest: 18 - Brian Holland
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
69
Points